How to feel ‘good enough’ right this minute.

The notion of “not good enough” is like a virus; a Y2K-esque computer program designed to make our brains go bananas and crush our sense of self-worth into a billion little shards. It convinces us we’re unworthy and inferior and hopeless. It sabotages our everything.

If you’ve got “not good enough” seared into your grey matter, you’re not alone.

Most of us look to others to quiet this voice. We spend our entire lives seeking their approval, thinking if only we were thin enough or pretty enough or rich enough or (fill in the blank) enough, then we’d be ok. We seek out others to tell us we’re tolerable. Sometimes, we sell our soul to do so. We do whatever it takes to earn their approbation.

But the only judge and jury in the case of your enough-ness is YOU.

Who else is going to tell you you’re good enough? Who else would you believe? Obama, Beyonce and Lebron James could all tell you you’re perfect and amazing and the best human to ever walk the planet — it’s unlikely you’d believe them for more than a moment.

That’s because “not good enough” is a tapeworm — a hunger that’s never satiated. It’s a lie, and you’re the only one who can speak the truth.

Want to know how to feel good enough? It’s not about achieving perfection or acquiring stuff or changing anything about yourself. It’s about making a decision. It’s about making a final, no take-backs, lifetime commitment to deem yourself worthy of everything wonderful. It’s about telling your brain you’ve had more than enough of “not good enough”.

It’s time to believe in you. MAKE THAT DECISION.

You deserve it. You are good enough. You’re freaking fantastic, in fact.

But don’t take my word for it. Take your own. <3

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4 Responses

  1. Kimberly says:

    This is so me. I always wanted to have something “special” about me. Felt my husband was a better person than me. I have so much baggage. Been struggling with self worth all of my life. Had chronic depression. I needed both the meds and the psychiatrist. Still do. I have made some progress, but seem to have hit a wall in others. I plan to keep trying and your article made me feel better. Thank you.

    • Hannah says:

      Kimberly, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that there are LOTS of special things about you. <3 I'm so sorry to hear you've struggled for so long, but I'm happy you've gotten help. Sometimes the journey a little longer than we'd like and the baggage a little heavier -- but as long as we're headed in the right direction, we'll get there. Take care and hang in there. xo

  2. E says:

    You are AWESOME. Just stumbled upon your blog via MindBodyGreen. Keep up the good work my dear! The world needs more of this. <3

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